Almost-Final Preparations

I’m still in Mandeville (see the map link!). I finished the roll of film that was in the SLR camera, and popped it out. Much to my chagrin, it was professional-grade black-and-white. What that means is, barring possession of a lab and developing skills, it costs about $17 to develop the roll. That’s a lot of dough just to see if the camera is taking okay pictures. Not only that, but no place around here will do it in-house. They don’t have the equipment, so they have to send it away. Bah, I say, bah!

While I suspect that the camera is working fine, I may yet venture out tonight to get a cheap roll of color film, shoot it, and develop it. Taking 5 rolls of film on the trip only to find out that I have zero pictures would be something of a waste, not to mention a let-down.

Meanwhile, I discovered an error in some simulations I ran recently, one of which takes at least three days no matter how I slice it. I need the restart files from those simulations to run the 72 cases for the project I’m working on. I’d hoped to load them up in the cluster queue before I left, but alas, it’s not to be. Luckily, they’re short jobs, so I can swamp the whole cluster with them using the short queue when I get back.